Contrary to popular belief, living in luxury isn't reserved for the rich and elite. Anyone can enjoy the glamorous life, to quote the great Sheila E. The key is to treat each day like it's your birthday. Turn your ordinary life into a special one with some of these ideas.
Have a Spa Day
A spa day can make you feel more special. Book a massage or go to a spa at the local mall or a resort near your home. Or, you can have a spa day at home where you can give yourself a facial and manicure/pedicure.
Round up your girlfriends and invite them over to your house for a girls' weekend. Make gift bags or baskets that contain travel-sized beauty essentials. This creates a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone.
Give Yourself a Gift
There's no need to wait until your birthday to treat yourself. You can do it any time of the year. Give yourself the gift of luxury by buying your favorite candle. Maybe you're someone who wants a box of chocolates or a one-day stay at your favorite resort. You can also enjoy a cupcake from your favorite bakery, buy yourself a gourmet coffee at the café, or get travel rewards for your next trip.
Go on a Getaway
Speaking of which, you can always go on a getaway. Venture outside your neighborhood by booking one night at a five-star resort. Some hotels offer discounts and promos during the off-season. Make it extra special by ordering room service or having champagne waiting for you when you arrive at your room.
Embrace Home-Cooked Meals
Are you someone who loves to order pizza several times a week? Not only is this costly, but it's also unhealthy. Treat yourself to a home-cooked meal instead. Look online for easy recipes that you can try yourself.
Bake a decadent dessert that improves your mood and enhances any boring dinner. If you're afraid to cook your own, hire a catering service, take a cooking class, or join a meal delivery kit service.
Hire a Cleaning Company
A cleaning company can give you that spotless shine you're looking for. It doesn't have to be an expensive brand-name company. There are plenty of local companies and individuals that can give you that special touch.
All-white, beige, or neutral colors can make you feel like you're sleeping at a five-star hotel. Also, it looks fresh and clean as long as you're making the bed.
Macy's and Dillard's have home sales most of the year. You don't have to wait until the next holiday to get your own all-white bedding set.
Buy Fresh Flowers
Fresh flowers are a great way to add a little beauty to your home. Enjoying luxury is all about appreciating beauty. Pick up a bouquet of fresh flowers the next time you venture to the grocery store. Arrange them yourself for that special touch.
Elevate them by taking direct inspiration from your favorite artists or interior designers. LOEWE, the top luxury brand of 2023, created a tutorial video on how to arrange flowers by color.
Declutter Your Home
A cluttered and messy home doesn't scream luxury. Do it yourself or hire a professional organizer who makes your life a little easier. They can instruct you on how to simplify and organize, even if you don't use their services.
But, decluttering also means putting your belongings away after you use them, or keeping them out of sight, which makes your home feel more like a home.
Throw a Party
Some of the wealthiest and most successful people party all the time. Just don't throw any party though. For example, you could throw a garden party that includes tea and finger foods. Or, you could have your own themed dinner or gala.
Encourage your guests to make a donation to a charity or non-profit organization of your choice. This is a great way to take a typical Friday night and make it more special for everyone involved.
Enjoy the Little Things
Remember it's about enjoying the little things. Practice gratitude day and night. Enjoy the present moment even when you're doing mundane tasks. Don't take things for granted -- especially with a roof over your head and the people in your life. This makes you less delusional and more grateful for what you do have, so you can enjoy life.
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